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Presentation Skills for GCSE Coursework

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Age Range: KS4

The way a piece of coursework is presented can make the difference between a grade C and a D. Common presentation demands, generic to most GCSE subjects, are explored and students learn to prepare coursework to obtain maximum marks. Varied activities include sharing of ideas, judging each other's work and examining examples of good presentation.

Topics include: Organising coursework; Action planning; Writing styles; Diagrams; Checking work; Handwriting; Research techniques; Specific practical coursework.

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Size: 62 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 219 2
Author(s): Mark Turner
Code: PSGC
Popularity rank: 338

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Contents List


Why Media Presentation Works

  • 7 LOOKING GOOD Asks students to consider the ways in which presentation of information is important.
  • 9 IMPROVING LAYOUT Considers the key elements of presenting coursework clearly.
  • 11 THE SAME LANGUAGE? Looks at how an appropriate choice of words helps to get a point across.
  • 13 PRESENTING IDEAS Focuses on which methods of presentation suit each subject.

Time Management

  • 15 ACTION PLANNING Encourages students to prepare adequately, in advance, for coursework deadlines.
  • 17 USE OF TIME Asks students to think carefully about how they can use study time more efficiently.

Organisational Skills

  • 19 GET ORGANISED! Examines existing organisational practice in class, and suggests improvements.
  • 21 GOOD PRACTICE Continues to focus on coursework organisation, by studying useful ways of approaching it.
  • 23 GETTING STARTED Makes students aware of the elements of planning and preparation needed before starting to write a piece of coursework.
  • 25 MAKING NOTES Asks students to review summary and note-taking techniques.
  • 27 RESEARCH Highlights possible sources of information needed for various coursework items.
  • 29 THE RIGHT ORDER Stresses the importance of sequencing and organising notes into a logical order.
  • 31 THE FULL PICTURE Focuses on how important it is to present work neatly, in order to convey meaning effectively.
  • 33 USING COMPUTERS Asks students to look at the potential advantages - or otherwise - of using ICT in their coursework.

Presentation Skills - Choices

  • 35 WRITTEN PRESENTATION Helps students to understand the elements that make up various types of writing.
  • 37 STAGES IN WRITING Focuses on when and how to use different forms of written presentation.
  • 39 USING NOTES Looks at how and when notes can be used in presentation.
  • 41 DIAGRAMS Considers how students can use diagrams effectively in their work.
  • 43 WHICH FORMAT? Asks students to decide on an appropriate mix of formats for a specific piece of work.
  • 45 CHECKING WORK Encourages students to vet coursework carefully as they go through it.
  • 47 IS IT REALLY FINISHED? Focuses on how the organisational elements of a piece of coursework might be checked.


  • 49 UNDER PRESSURE Asks students to confront and analyse handwriting they have carried out at speed.
  • 51 READ THE QUESTION Encourages students to read examination questions more closely, with the idea of improving their efficiency in examinations.
  • 53 WORK ON YOUR PECS Provides a positive framework for students' examination answers, when answering more open-ended questions.

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